8:30 – 9:30am in the ICAT Learning Studio, 253 Moss Arts Center
Speaker: Phyllis Newbill, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, ICAT
Description: Virginia Tech and the Science Museum of Western Virginia have a formal partnership that includes sharing resources, providing opportunities for research, disseminating research, and making broader impacts with diverse populations. We will see what's happening now at the museum and discuss ways to get involved. Virginia Tech's Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) and the Science Museum of Western Virginia have forged a unique relationship. For ICAT and Virginia Tech, the partnership supports the pathway of university research to public engagement. For the museum, the partnership provides programming, exhibits, expertise, and interns. Dr. Phyllis Newbill, a jointly supported researcher in informal education, facilitates faculty, students, and staff from both organizations to catalyze and sustain this collaboration. The partnership includes the joint production of the Virginia Tech Science Festival, as well as exhibits, workshops, and camps.